Between Rock & An Unobserved Place "In the early summer of 1999 David, Jonas, Mats and Simon got a key to a room in an old candy factory in NynÃ¤shamn. In this factory there were some instruments. They took some deep breaths of dust (asbestos, concrete & other stuff) and started to play..."
A few name & lineup changes later, Sickoakes in 2003 is making some of the finest, seriously-amped-up rock minimalism around. In this three part epic, Wedding Rings & Bullets In The Same Golden Shrine, the ensemble scours a landscape of lonely radio tunings, glacial woodwind & brass harmonies, all resolved in stunning fashion by overdriven delayed guitars pegged to a frenetic drumming. Whatever was vague and unknowable in the first two movements gives way to an unmistakable fury and clarity in this powerful 15 minute piece.
November 22, 2006 Subject:
better than life
a beautiful example of beautiful music
May 11, 2006 Subject:
This must be one of the greatest songs ever made
Sickoakes has really done it this time, competing with GY!BE(!), the greatest post-rock band ever.
July 25, 2005 Subject:
i'm happy to have that gem found. It's awesome.
February 7, 2005 Subject:
this is a simply beautiful piece of work; sublime, moving, ethereal. I was truly disappointed that it stopped after 15 minutes -- i kept wanting more.
amen to netlabels
February 21, 2004 Subject:
i sit here in total awe listening to this beautiful track. This is a prime example of how netlabel music can be just as professional as anything out there. This track could very well battle it out with Godspeed ! You black Emperor. I'm totally petrified by this track ! EPIC!
January 16, 2004 Subject:
so much neat and amazingly played
we definitely need more stuff like this. the track is a beautiful story, which reminded me of some cyber-electro pieces a la controlled bleeding or more ambientrock stuff like sigur ros. an excellent exploration of contaminated sounds and passion.